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Electric cars in China

China scrambles to tap EV battery recycling opportunity

Wave of used lithium-ion cells a potential gold mine for battery makers and recyclers alike

A lithium lake in Chile: Recycling EV batteries is particularly important for China, which is keen to reduce its reliance on imported materials like lithium. (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa)

TOKYO/HONG KONG -- Rising demand for electric vehicles is creating a big problem: what to do with old batteries.

China, the world's biggest EV market, is particularly keen to come up with a solution, as it prepares to end subsidies for battery makers by 2020

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